Studio of Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511-1574 Florence) The Adoration of the Magi - a bozzetto 66.5 x 49.5 cm. (26 1/8 x 19½ in.)

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Lot 10
Studio of Giorgio Vasari
(Arezzo 1511-1574 Florence)
The Adoration of the Magi - a bozzetto 66.5 x 49.5 cm. (26 1/8 x 19½ in.)

Sold for £ 60,000 (US$ 82,588) inc. premium
Studio of Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511-1574 Florence)
The Adoration of the Magi - a bozzetto
oil on panel
66.5 x 49.5 cm. (26 1/8 x 19½ in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Christie's Monaco, 15 June, 1990, lot 24A (as attributed to Vasari)

    Another version, with slightly smaller dimensions, was offered at Sotheby's New York, 5 November, 1986, lot 30 (sold $231,000).

    An attribution to Francesco Morandini, il Poppi (1544-1597), has been suggested by Laura Corti (private communication dated 23 June 1997). Morandini was a pupil and collaborator of Vasari.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot relates to a large altarpiece begun by Vasari in 1566 for the newly elected Pope Pius V, now in Santa Croce a Bosco Marrengo, Alessandria. The other version, as mentioned in the catalogue entry, sold by Sotheby's New York, has been recently acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland.
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